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Meta IV

Cruise Ships in Myanmar : Meta IV

SY Meta IV is a two mast, 25 metre boat constructed entirely of Thai teak. Built in 1998 as a private yacht, it has since been fully restored and refitted to start its new life as a charter vessel perfectly suited to cruising around the stunning Mergui Archipelago.


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Offering an intimate and personalised experience as you discover the deserted islands of the Mergui Archipelago, Burma Boating’s SY Meta IV provides plenty of spaces in which you can relax and take in your beautiful surroundings, with comfortable cabins, a communal dining area and a sociable top deck.

Each day will bring a new adventure as you encounter Moken sea people fishing and diving for pearls from their hand-crafted boats, explore peaceful mangrove forests shrouded in mists and bask in the sun on the area’s white sand beaches, where the clear waters make for excellent snorkelling opportunities. Whatever the activity, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery at all times.


The boat has four air conditioned cabins — two with queen size beds and two with twin beds. Each has an en suite bathroom with an electric toilet.


  • Shaded outdoor dining spaces
  • Indoor saloon dining area
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Three multi-course meals served each day, specialising in Thai cuisine
  • Soft drinks included


  • Mergui Archipelago — 5 night cruise departing weekly between October and April.

Please note: It is also possible to charter the entire boat.

We’re yet to try a Meta IV cruise for ourselves, but its excellent range of facilities, plush dining options and history as a converted private yacht are enough for us to recommend it with confidence.


  • Library
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Fishing equipment